Le Nozze di Figaro-Royal Opera House-Erwin Schortt/Mariusz Kwiecen-31.05.2010

Conductor - Colin Davis
Figaro - Erwin Schrott
Susanna - Eri Nakamura
Count Almaviva - Mariusz Kwiecien
Countess Almaviva - Annette Dasch
Cherubino - Jurgita Adamonyte
Bartolo - Robert Lloyd
Basilio - Peter Hoare
Don Curzio - Christopher Gillett
Marcellina - Marie McLaughlin
Barbarina - Amanda Forsythe
Antonio - Nicholas Folwell
It was the first night of Le Nozze at ROH. Two baritones on the same stage. Some of the best right now. Imagine that! The charismatic Erwin Schrott as Figaro and the fierceful Count, Mariusz Kwiecen. Pure delight seen from circle stalls, seat 9. Practically on stage :). Aprite un po'quegli ochi was the highlight of the evening.
The Countess and Susana were not exactly as I would have liked them to be. Eri Nakamura didn't have that flexible voice I heard before for Susana and the Countess couldn't find her way through Dove sono... She got tired and the sound when breathing was annoying. Too rough voice for a delicate lady, from my point of view. But it was the first night and I was very close to the stage. The others will be better, I'm sure.
Marcellina - Marie McLaughlin

Cherubino - Jurgita Adamonyte
Jurgita Adamonyte, Robert Lloyd, Marie McLaughlin, Peter Hoare
Mariusz Kwiecen

Annette Dasch

Eri Nakamura

Erwin Schortt

Eri Nakamura and Sir Colin Davis

Tanya McCallin, the designer

David McVicar
Erwin, looking for his wife. Anna Netrebko was in a box, watching him.

Mariusz, signing autographs

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